Friday 2nd December 2011

Venue: Middlesex University (Hendon Town Hall, Committee Room 1)


10.00     Arrival and registration

10.30     Welcome from Deputy Dean, Richard Beaumont

10.45     Alessio D'Angelo (Middlesex University), Launch of final report 'BME children in London: educational needs and the role of community orgainsations. An evaluation of the educational services of Day-Mer, Turkish & Kurdish Community Centre' 

11.30     Panel discussion with community organisations (including Day-Mer, Kana Foundation, Paiwand & Shpresa Programme)

12.30     Networking lunch

13.30     Dr Tracey Reynolds (London South Bank University), Investigating the community networks of BME children in secondary schools 

14.00     Dr Charmian Kenner (Goldsmiths, University of London), Teacher partnerships between complementary and mainstream schools

14.30     Alejandro Paniagua (Universidad Autonoma de Barcelona), Community involvement and migrant families: potentials and dilemmas from the case of Catalonia

15.00     Coffee break

15.30     Prof Dave Hill (Middlesex University), School & education policy 'reform' and impact on BME children & communities

16.00    Fusun Dedezade & Kelami Dedezade  (Middlesex University), presenting our new Post Graduate Certificate in 'Teaching in Supplementary Schools': historical background and evaluation

16.30    End

Chairs: Morning: Dr Louise Ryan (Middlesex University); Afternoon: Prof Eleonore Kofman (Middlesex University)

Conference organisers: Alessio D'Angelo, Louise Ryan, Clare Choak (Middlesex University) 


The event is free and lunch will be provided. To book a place click here for the booking form

The booking deadline is Nov 18th. Please email it to Clare on

Getting Here

This event will take place next door to the Hendon Campus in Hendon Town Hall Committee Room 1. Below are the details of where to find the Hendon Campus, please click on the printable guide to getting to us for transport information:

For further info about how to find us please contact the switchboard on 020 8411 5555